Case Reports/Case Series Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome (Déficit neurologique postopératoire aigu dû à une embolie graisseuse)

@inproceedings{McIntyre2007CaseRS,
  title={Case Reports/Case Series Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome (D{\'e}ficit neurologique postop{\'e}ratoire aigu d{\^u} {\`a} une embolie graisseuse)},
  author={Kieran McIntyre and S. French and T. Rose and R. Byrick},
  year={2007}
}
Purpose: To describe a case of fat embolism syndrome (FES) following elective tendon contracture release in a patient with myotonic dystrophy, to highlight the importance of considering this entity in the differential diagnosis of acute postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction. Clinical features: A 34-yr-old man with myotonic dystrophy underwent uneventful tendon contracture release under regional anesthesia. In the immediate postoperative period, neurological and respiratory complications… Expand
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